Alexander Samarin will skip Cup of Russia Final

Former silver medalist at the European Championships, 22-year-old Alexander Samarin will skip the final of this season’s Cup of Russia series later this month. The figure skater’s coach at CSKA Moscow, Svetlana Sokolovskaya, told Russian news agency TASS that injuries are not part of the decision; however, Samarin needs to recover and get in shape.Continue reading “Alexander Samarin will skip Cup of Russia Final”

Most tested Russian figure skaters by RUSADA in 2020

Russian news agency TASS obtained information showing the country’s most tested figure skaters in 2020 by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). 2019 European champion Alexander Samarin has been tested three times in the span of eleven months. Dmitri Aliev, Ivan Bukin, Anna Shcherbakova, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Dmitrii Kozlovskii, Daria Pavliuchenko, Alexandra Stepanova, and Tiffany Zagorski haveContinue reading “Most tested Russian figure skaters by RUSADA in 2020”

Samarin withdraws from Rostelecom Cup, Yablokov added

2019 European Championship silver medalist Alexander Samarin has withdrawn from the Russian stage of this weekend’s ISU Grand Prix series. Last season’s winner of the Rostelecom Cup, Samarin missed the first stage of the Cup of Russia series in Syzran due to a back injury. According to his coach Svetlana Sokolovskaya, the 22-year-old figure skaterContinue reading “Samarin withdraws from Rostelecom Cup, Yablokov added”